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The Beatitudes and Psalm 37

March 26, 2009

I wonder if Jesus had Psalm 37 in mind when he was giving his beatitudes:

Ps. 37: 11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

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  1. March 26, 2009 6:14 pm

    from vav on (12 times) the ‘wicked’ get serious mention in this acrostic – so much so that I have named it the wicked acrostic. Combined with the destruction of the wicked that is intimated in several psalms and the wound of the king (psalm 110 etc) it seems to me that the crucifixion is anticipated wherein we see our own destruction and recreation. This is linked to the circumcision metaphor in psalm 118 – a metaphor for destruction prefiguring Colossians 2:11.

    This is how the meek are created who can inherit the earth. I think the psalmists in the covenant of promise know this hope by the presence of God guiding them in their life and expression of it in words.

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